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Are we there yet? ....Featuring Sheila Cunningham





Are we there yet?

We were so tired of riding, we had been in the car for probably thirty minutes and all five of us were squished in the back seat.  My younger brother was laying on floor of the car and my youngest sister was laying next to the back window.  I asked my Dad "are we there yet?"  To which he replied "no and don't ask me again!"  Isn't it just like us as we go to our Daddy God asking " are we there yet?" But in His loving kindness He continues to direct our steps and encourage us along the way.

I can remember so many times seeking God with a prayer request that I needed a response to and having that tired, anxious feeling again as I did as a child riding in that car.  Why when I was little did my Dad not give me a breakdown of where we were and if he planned on stopping along the way and exactly what time we would arrive at our destination?  For the same reason I didn't give my children explicit answers to their inquiry "are we there yet?"  Being a parent you know what your children need to be told and when according to their maturity level, and that is the exact thing that our Lord does with us.  He meets us right where we are at spiritually and gives us exactly what we can handle. 

Sometimes the answer maybe NO and sometimes it is a waiting game.  He answers only when He knows we are ready or we have been obedient and prepared for the answer.  I can remember when I first was born again my Pastor made a comment that has stuck with me during my anxious moments waiting on The Lord; he said as much as we love our children we don't give them a checkbook and checking account or a brand new car when they take their first steps or say their first word.  As proud as we are of what they have learned we know as parents that they are not ready for that type of blessing.

When we arrive the door will be opened and we will be able to get out and enjoy our destination.  I think back to the car stopping and the car door opening and my Dad saying "we are here"!

Isaiah 40:31
31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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  1. Hi Stacey, great post my friend.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Hi Tracy! I agree Sheila did a great job reminding us to wait on God! There have been so many times I habe asked him "Am I there yet Lord?" Such a great word today!!! :))

    God bless!!

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